The New York Knicks have resembled a modern-day circus over the last 20 years. While there have been a few playoff appearances mixed in between the bad years, there is very little to look forward to in the Big Apple, basketball-wise.
Once again, New York’s front office finds itself in the middle of another head coaching search. While names like Tom Thibodeau and Kenny Atkinson have been floated around, a new name has emerged for an interview.
Hall of Famer Jason Kidd is the newest name to pop up on the Knicks’ coaching search. Kidd has been an assistant with the Lakers this year, and had stints in both Brooklyn and Milwaukee as a head coach. Kidd also spent his last year in the NBA with New York.
Once again, the Knicks are looking for former NBA players to take over as the leading man of the team. Former champions and All-Stars such as Isiah Thomas, Derek Fisher, Kurt Rambis and Jeff Hornacek have led New York through some dark times over the last 15 years.
While Kidd has actually been a solid coach in the NBA at times, he has had his gaffes during his time in the coaching ranks. Nothing will ever top the time he intentionally spilled a drink because the Nets were out of timeouts.
With the league’s restart rapidly approaching, teams that will not be featured in the 22-team bubble need to start looking forward to next season. For the Knicks, bringing in Kidd could be their first step towards yet another rebuild in New York.